Kirklees Council Launching New Community Crowdfunding Initiative

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Register Now to Find Out More at the Growing Great Places Launch Event

Thursday 23rd May 2019

The Media Centre, Northumberland Street, Huddersfield HD1 1RL

Register to take part in our launch event

You are invited to the launch of Growing Great Places, a new community crowdfunding programme funded by Kirklees Council.

We’ve partnered with crowdfunding platform Spacehive on this exciting new initiative. As part of the programme we’re providing extra support to residents and groups who have ideas to share. There will be a fund of £50,000 available, with projects potentially getting pledges of up to £5,000 to support their campaign, plus workshops to help you pitch your idea.

People make places great: Our towns, villages and communities are the strength of Kirklees. You might have a little idea that can have a big impact by bringing a place together. Or you might need some help growing support for an ambitious project that’s just getting started.

This event will tell you everything you need to know to join in.

Register to take part in our launch event

Learn more about the programme: Growing Great Places

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Dying Matters Awareness Week

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TSL Kirklees Member, Kirkwood Hospice, has commissioned a play for Dying Matters Awareness Week.

Spread the Word will be performed this Friday (17th May) at 2pm and is designed to get people thinking about planning for the future, their choices and wishes.  It will also give people an opportunity to find out more about the hospice and its services.

To find out more and book a place, contact Joanne Martin – joanne.martin@kirkwoodhospice.co.uk

New alert from the Charity Commission: cyber crime and how to report it

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The government Cyber Security Breaches Survey 2019 revealed that over two thirds of high income charities had recorded a cyber breach or attack in 2018.

Of those charities affected, the vast majority (over 80%) had experienced a phishing attack, which are fraudulent emails.

With the cost of a breach ranging from £300 to £100,000, charity managers cannot afford to ignore the growing threat posed by cyber crime, in all its forms.

In response to this, the Charity Commission has put together information and advice to charity trustees about cyber crime and how to report it. It includes a useful set of resources for charities to help them reduce the risk of cyber crime, including a toolkit for Boards.

You can access the article and resources here

Find Out More About ESF Community Grants

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Groundwork are holding a series of¬†free information events across West Yorkshire where you can find out more about ESF Community Grants, and how to apply for up to ¬£20,000 of funding, and they’ll be in Kirklees on 23rd May.

At these events you will have the opportunity to:

  • Understand how an ESF Community Grant could help you to support the people you work with
  • Learn about the eligibility requirements and application process
  • Meet directly with Peter Murphy,¬†Operations Director of Groundwork
  • Ask any questions you may have about the Grant fund
  • Network with other projects

Arrive for the start of the session for a full overview of the grant, or drop in before the end to chat to one of our team.

If you are interested in applying for the European Social Fund, don’t miss this opportunity to find out more! 

Come along to the Kirklees event:

HUDDERSFIELD
9:30-11:30am, 23rd May 2019
Huddersfield Mission, 3-13 Lord Street, Huddersfield, HD1 1QA
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Events are also being held in Bradford, Leeds, Halifax and Wakefield.

Find out more about ESF Community Grants

Apply for a grant

Have Your Say on Health & Care Services in Kirklees

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What would you do to improve health and care services in Kirklees?

The Long Term Plan sets out what the NHS wants to do better for people. Your local NHS needs to hear from you about what it should do to make care better for your community.

Make your voice count and help make care better. Take part in the survey.

Find out about the Long Term Plan and how your views can make a difference 

Survey closes Friday 3rd May 2019.

Musicians Raising Money for The Welcome Centre

We Shall Overcome will raise funds for The Welcome Centre, supporting those hit by the worst effects of austerity, this Friday (Good Friday) in Huddersfield. 

Since 2015, the demand for food banks nationally has increased significantly and the first quarter of 2019, The Welcome Centre has already provided 4178 packs to local people in crisis. Our busiest year ever.

Event date: 19th April
Venue: Northern Quarter, Huddersfield
Time: 8pm until late
Fee: Donation entry. All funds raised to the Welcome Centre.
Artists: Pat Fulgoni (Chill-out Drum & Bass) Johnny Campbell (Alt-Folk) Monika Zlámalová (Indie-Folk)

Find out more:

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Up to ¬£6k Available for Groups Working with the Elderly

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The Midway Equities Fund, managed by One Community, is now open for grant applications of up to £6,000.

It supports community and voluntary organisations working with the elderly in Kirklees. We will fund general operating expenses, project and equipment costs. Larger grants may, in exceptional circumstances, be awarded at the discretion of the grants panel.

Previous recipients have included:

  • The Batley Methodist Church, ¬£5,000 for a replacement kitchen.
  • Cameo (a pick-up/travel service for older people), ¬£600 towards operating costs, principally their phone usage.
  • Linthwaite Luncheon Club, ¬£3,000 contribution towards the cost of a kitchen upgrade.
  • Crosland Moor and District Community Association, ¬£3,000 to upgrade tables, chairs and kitchen equipment.

This fund is now open to applications, and closes on Thursday 2nd May, 2019.

One Community makes grants to a wide range of organisations. The Foundation is particularly keen to help grassroots community groups, and small-to-medium-sized voluntary organisations, and priority will be given to these groups. We do not normally make grants to large local, regional and national charities.

Visit the website for further information and to apply.